Arsenal are in Europa League action this evening, looking to overcome a 3-1 defeat in the first leg to French side Rennes.

We need to score at least twice, and this is the team that Unai Emery has picked to do the job this evening.

Arsenal: Cech, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Suarez, Iwobi, Torreira, Nketiah

Rennes: Koubek, Da Silva, Mexer, Sarr, Grenier, Niang, Bourigeaud, Bensebaini, Ben Arfa, Andre, Traore

Subs: Badiashile, Zeffane, Doumbia, Siliki, Del Castillo, Hunou, Gelin

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Asatheo
Asatheo
11 months ago

strong lineup….. COYG

AmericanGooner
AmericanGooner
11 months ago

No defensive subs, he really is going for it! Me likey!

Kingsley
Kingsley
11 months ago
Reply to  AmericanGooner

Would have at least like Mavropanos, but let’s just go for it.

Lee Brittain
Lee Brittain
11 months ago
Reply to  Kingsley

Not eligible for EL is he?

DAF
DAF
11 months ago
Reply to  Kingsley

Mavropanos is not on the squad list for Arsenal in Europa League I’m afraid.

BigArse
BigArse
11 months ago
Reply to  AmericanGooner

No worries, we’ve got 6 guys who can play in a back 4 already on the pitch. Let’s get after them! COYG.

Adrian
Adrian
11 months ago
Reply to  AmericanGooner

This seems to be 3-4-3. In case of any sen off (defensive), Emry might change it to 4-3-3

Abhi
Abhi
11 months ago
Reply to  Adrian

Think that sounds right..plan A: Throw the kitchen sink at them, score the goals we need early, and revert to 4 at the back with Mustafi out and torriera in to tighten up the midfield… If we don’t have the goals by 70mins, plan B: bring on Miki and/or iwobi..

Vince
Vince
11 months ago
Reply to  AmericanGooner

Who else can we put on the bench? Holding and Bellerin are out for the season, Sokratis is suspended, Mavropanos is not in the EL squad, Lichtsteiner has been out of the squad since his backache

Dazza
Dazza
11 months ago

If only we had Holding available we could keep Mustafi off the pitch!

Rick
Rick
11 months ago
Reply to  Dazza

Mustafi to open the scoring with a header!

Scwibble
Scwibble
11 months ago

COME ON MUSTAFIIIIIII!

Berlingoon
Berlingoon
11 months ago
Reply to  Scwibble

Seriously, he not exactly a Nesta but he’s far from being as bad as people are saying he is. As a squad player I have absolutely no problem with him.

JB1
JB1
11 months ago
Reply to  Berlingoon

You will if he gives away a penalty for a pointless challenge

jw1
jw1
11 months ago
Reply to  Berlingoon

Without Mustafi PENS vs TOT and CP– we’d be sitting 3rd 3pts clear of Sp^rs.

midgunner
midgunner
11 months ago
Reply to  jw1

And without his goals we might be in fifth

CroArse
CroArse
11 months ago
Reply to  Berlingoon

Few years ago he costs us three goals against Bayern.

David C
David C
11 months ago

Missing Big Papa but this is a good lineup. I still would have chucked Leno in net but hopefully it won’t matter.

COYG!!!

Fergal
Fergal
11 months ago
Reply to  David C

Cech was pretty good in the first leg.

LacaNewSigning
LacaNewSigning
11 months ago

All Out war! To the last man! COYGooners!!!

Dave M
Dave M
11 months ago
Reply to  LacaNewSigning

At least kinda Laca war…

Another Paul
Another Paul
11 months ago

Good line up. Slightly strange subs bench. 4 forwards when the most we could change is 3 and no defenders. Iwobi, Mhky, Suarez are all a similar sub….what happens if we lose two defenders to injury….fingers crossed

Shank
11 months ago

God love the Rennes!

Vince
Vince
11 months ago

2-0 to the Arsenal at halftime! You heard it here first! ?
Full time: 4-1 Aggregate: (5-4)

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL
11 months ago

Cmon Mustafi . 90mins without incident

Make Arsenal Great Again
Make Arsenal Great Again
11 months ago
Reply to  I AM ARSENAL

That’s not asking for too much. But then again, it’s Mustafi

CroArse
CroArse
11 months ago

I would keep Leno in squad

Make Arsenal Great Again
Make Arsenal Great Again
11 months ago

We’re basically playing 8 strikers, I see. I like this attitude. Let’s go for it.

We are not out of it yet
We are not out of it yet
11 months ago

12 different nationalities make up the squad. Have we ever fielded a team with 11 players from different countries? A good attacking line up with strength on the bench as well. CYG.

Hantal
Hantal
11 months ago

A blistering start. Hopefully not easing off now